In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) clients are taught to use skills in the categories of change and acceptance. Emotion regulation skills fall under the category of "change". As the title implies, DBT emotion regulation skills help the client learn to manage their feelings to better cope with the situation they're in.
This DBT worksheet gives a brief overview of emotional regulation skills including opposite action, checking the facts, P.L.E.A.S.E. and focusing on positive events. We suggest you use this worksheet as a teaching aid, or as a take-home reminder for clients who are working on applying DBT skills.
1. Berking, M., Wupperman, P., Reichardt, A., Pejic, T., Dippel, A., & Znoj, H. (2008). Emotion-regulation skills as a treatment target in psychotherapy. Behaviour research and therapy, 46(11), 1230-1237.